Programme : WBU SUNDAY FORUM
Topic : MINDFUL MEDITATION ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF MINDFULNESS
Date & Time : March 1, 2552 (2009), 12:00 – 13.30 : P.M.
Speaker : Phra Khru Baitika Dr. Barton Yanathiro (Formerly Dr. Barton Sensenig, USA)
About the Topic :
Mindful Meditation on The Foundations of Mindfulness
The greater Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta) is the heart of the Tipitaka. It presents Lord Buddha’s detailed teachings on how to “See for yourself.”
Modern readers have often puzzled over Lord Buddha’s teachings to see “the body-in-the-body”, “feelings-in-the-feelings”, “mind-in-the-mind” and “mind-objects-in-the mind-objects.”
Reliable and valid data from numerous current-day meditators confirm that a literal interpretation of these phrases opens a super highway to direct personal experience of Nirvana during meditation.
Other difficult terms such as “anupassana”, “internally and externally”, “dhamma”, “arising and vanishing”, and “one way to purification” will also be contemplated.
This discussion continues contemplation of the Mahasatipatthana Sutta initiated in Dr. Phra Rajyanvisith’s “Sunday Dhamma Talks” on the National Broadcasting System of Thailand, starting 8:00 AM each first Sunday of the month at FM 88, FM 95.5, FM 107, and AM 918. The broadcasts are also being published as Sunday Dhamma Talks, Volume Two, and are downloadable from Wat Luang Phor Sodh’s English language website www.meditationpark.org.
About the Speaker :
Phra Khru Baitika Dr. Barton Yanathiro
Phra Khru Baitika Dr. Barton Yanathiro is Secretary to the Abbot for International Affairs and Programme Manager of the Wat Luang Phor Sodh Buddhist Meditation Institute (BMI), an Associated Institution of the World Buddhist University.
As a layman, Dr. Barton Sensenig was a Professor of Sociology, Social Psychology, and Research Methodology in the United States and a Professor of Agricultural Extension in Tanzania, as well as an International Development and Management Specialist on various USAID Projects in 24 countries around the world.
This presentation continues Dr. Bart’s lifelong quest to know “What is reality really like?” as well as his career as a professor of Research Methodology, dedicated to studying and teaching how to answer that question. Recent findings derive from four years of teaching meditation at BMI to a continual stream of hundreds of international meditators, with exceptional success.
Meeting Room, the World Buddhist University, 3rd floor, WFB Headquarters Bldg., in Benjasiri Park, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok, Time : 12.00-13.30 pm. All are welcome to join the programme free of charge. For more information, please call 02-258-0369 to -0373, fax 02-258-0372, or see www.wb-university.org.
The WBU shares the same building with the WFB (World Fellowship of Buddhists), and can be found by our maps below. It is on the third floor. The WBU is open most office hours, and the building can be entered from the rear of the building from the Soi. The front gate that faces the park is generally locked, but there is access to walk through to the rear.
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